Category: Supplies and Substrate

All substrate and organic component materials are shipped hydrated and snugly packed but not compressed to preserve their spongy properties and microbial integrity.

Roach No Crossing Barrier

This revolutionary material was discovered by Adam Micyus of Roachville and is the ultimate cockroach barrier. It is waterproof, food-grade safe, inorganic, functional at a wide temperature range, easily removed with dish soap, long-lasting, and ruthlessly effective. I have switched all of my cultures to this material and will never use another barrier.

2 oz container: $5
16 oz container: $30

Roach Crossing’s All-Purpose Roach and Isopod Substrate

For the last decade I have honed the ultimate substrate mix for general roach and isopod keeping. This blend of airy organic material is guaranteed to maintain a stable soil pH, act as a buffer against too much or too little moisture, and provide edible shelter for various life stages of invertebrates. I have relied on it to raise most of my roach and isopod species with few modifications. This mix is bio-active which renders it infinitely more palatable to invertebrates than other, drier, sterile mixes. Please Contact Us if you have any questions regarding the mix or custom ratios!

1 Quart: $10
1 Gallon: $25

5 Gallons: $100

Roach Crossing’s Premium Well-Rotted Oak Forest Leaf Mix

Of utmost importance to raising all isopods and most roaches is leaf litter. Commonly available mixes are dry, sterile leaves with no microbial activity; these are the least palatable to decomposers and offer no nutrition, leading to starvation and cannibalism. Roach Crossing’s oak leaves are well-rotted, leached of distasteful tannins, and colonized by the micro-organisms isopods and roaches really crave. These leaves are guaranteed to be free of pests such as centipedes but may contain small silver springtails and harmless free-living acari. When you see how much your invertebrates love Roach Crossing’s artisan mix of deciduous oak forest leaves, you won’t settle for brittle, sterile leaves again!

1 Quart: $5
1 Gallon: $15

5 Gallons: $60

White-Rot Wood for Millipedes, Beetle larvae, and Isopods

Tired of collecting wood for your invertebrates outside? Running out of logs to pillage? Roach Crossing has the solution for you! Enjoy pest-free, sustainably produced, high quality white-rotted wood. Decayed to perfection, your xylophages will go crazy for this delicious and bioactive diet. Who needs Morning Wood when you could have wood all day?

1 Quart: $10
1 Gallon: $30

5 Gallons: $120